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Independence Hall Tower

Independence Hall Tower
Title
Independence Hall Tower
Date 
1870-1880
Medium 
Iron, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 4 x 3 7/8 in. ( 24.8 x 10.2 x 9.8 cm )
Description 
Cast iron semi-mechanical bank representing Independence Hall, with bell tower and red painted base; architectural details of windows, columns, and clocks cast on sides; cast eagles balanced on railing under bell tower; cast inscription on base; slot (for coins) just under second tier; bell hangs in bell tower, and can be manually rung.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Laura Harding
Object Number 
1998.44
Marks 
cast: on base: "INDEPENDENCE HALL/TOWER." cast: on base: "PROCLAIM LIBERTY/THROUGHOUT THE LAND" cast: on base: "1776 CENTENNIAL 1876/BANK" cast: on base: "TO ALL THE INHABITANTS/THEREOF BUILT 1729" impressed: on base: "MADE BY/ENTERPRISE/MFG CO. PHILA./PATD SEPT 21, 75"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group